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WPD Looking to Identify Suspect of Armed Robbery at Paulino’s Market

Worcester, MA (November 10, 2017) - On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at approximately 4:45 PM, Worcester Police responded to 420 Pleasant Street, Paulino’s Market, for a reported armed robbery. Upon the officers arrival they met with store employees.

According to the employees, the suspect entered the store, walked up to the counter and produced a hand gun. The suspect pointed the gun in the victim’s direction and demanded cash. The suspect took the cash, placed the weapon back into the front of waistband and walked out the store. The suspect was last seen walking on Pleasant Street, heading towards Winslow Street.

There were no injuries reported.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’2” tall, medium build, beard, wearing glasses, a hooded sweatshirt that was pulled up over his head, and jeans.

Several police officers responded to the scene and immediately searched the area. The search eventually provided negative results.

WPD detectives responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses and reviewed security footage of the incident. Members of the Crime Scene Unit responded and processed evidence.

This investigation is ongoing, if anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.

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